Designer

Pierre Paulin


At an international furniture show organised by Kho Liang le, Pierre Paulin (1927) made a considerable impression with a contemporary shell fauteuil. Shortly after the show, he became a freelance designer for Artifort. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration. What makes his designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earned Paulin many prizes worldwide. His work remains timeless and progressive even today. This is not form for form’s sake but applied design. With comfort as the constant starting-point. Artifort still includes many of Paulin’s designs dating from the nineteen-sixties and seventies in its permanent collection. His work can be admired in museums throughout the world. Apart from furniture, he also designed interiors for the French presidents Pompidou and Mitterrand in the Elysée Palace in Paris. Pierre Paulin died on 13 June 2009 in a hospital in Montpellier (France). The French president Sarkozy honoured him as "the man who made design an art". In November 2009, Paulin was posthumously awarded the distinction of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI).  [READ MORE]

 
Artifort Selecte 130
Artifort Selecte 180
Artifort Selecte 220 Taupe
Artifort Selecte 260 Tweed Grey
Artifort Selecte 280 Carcoal
Artifort Selecte 520 Salmon
Artifort Selecte 560 Tangarine
Artifort Selecte 580 Sweet Red
Artifort Selecte 660 Grape Blue
Artifort Selecte 680 Burgundy
Artifort Selecte 720 Denim Blue
Artifort Selecte 760 Azure Blue
Artifort Selecte 780 Deep Blue
Artifort Selecte 820 Sky Blue
Artifort Selecte 960 Grass Green
Artifort Selecte 980 Deep Green